91631 - Clinical Psychosomatic

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

    Also valid for Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the elective course the students will be able to: - understand the psychophysiopathological mechanisms that lead to the development of psychosomatic disorders in the context of the most recent and accredited theoretical frameworks. - to properly diagnose psychosomatic disorders and to plan an effective therapy. - of critical analysis and evaluation of complex clinical pictures. - to communicate with the patient and specialist interlocutors in scientifically correct and clinically effective terms. - to acquire the learning skills necessary to identify and direct the patient towards adequate medical and psychotherapeutic therapy.

Course contents

Vulnerability factors and protection in health and disease development.

Chronic stress, somatic symptoms and somatization

Psychosomatics and cardiovascular diseases.

Psychosomatics and gastrointestinal diseases.

Psychosomatics and gynecological diseases.


Manuale di psicosomatica. Grandi Silvana, Rafanelli Chiara, Fava Giovanni. Il pensiero scientifico. Capitoli 1, 2, 3, 4.

Teaching methods

Frontal lecture, discussion of clinical cases with the aid of films, Group supervision of clinical cases.

Assessment methods

Class attendance will be monitored for the learning and assessment process. Learning will be assessed through the presentation and discussion of a clinical case. The test involves group work and involves a suitability.

Teaching tools

Slides, films, clinical case presentations, interactions with students will be used.

Office hours

See the website of Silvana Grandi


Good health and well-being Quality education

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.